September 2015

Found 4 blog entries for September 2015.

September positively FLEW by, didn’t it? We fell right into autumn on September 23 with hardly a notice. What this means, though, is all the fun that fall brings to the Twin Cities. We’ve compiled a list of some of the events we think should end up on October’s calendar.

Shafer Corn Maze

A Twin Cities Autumn family favorite, the Shafer Corn Maze has been around since 2006. Located on a 12-acre farm, the corn field contains nearly half a million stalks of corn in an amazing life-sized puzzle. This year you’ll find two mazes, a large one with 2.7 miles of paths and a smaller one that measures 1 mile. The maze is open weekends and, on certain nights you’ll be invited to take to the maze by flashlight ― a great way to spend Halloween! The maze is

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Located in Tangletown in Minneapolis’ Southwest community, Ramsey Middle School takes our spotlight this month. According to administrators, it is an academically challenging school that prides itself on its innovative teaching methods.

Between 2013 and 2014, Ramsey’s enrollment almost doubled. The school now serves nearly 400 students in grades 6 through 9 with 20 full-time teachers, giving it a student/teacher ratio of about 20:1

Special Programs

Ramsey offers both before and after-school programs. The early programs start at 7 a.m. and include shooting baskets in the gym, jewelry design and more. The after-school program offers a variety of classes.

Ramsey also has an iPad program, a media center and employs the principles of Positive

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August’s Minneapolis market statistics were just released and it looks like we had more of the same as we’ve seen throughout the summer. It’s somewhat of a tough market for homebuyers and will remain so as long as homeowners aren’t selling their homes.

News for Minneapolis Home Buyers

The inventory of available homes is down in all of the city’s neighborhoods with the exception of University where it went up almost 9 percent over this time last year. It was the same story last month, with University being the exception.

Citywide, the inventory shrunk 25.7 percent from August 2014. We now only have a 2.6 month supply of inventory, which is paltry. There were also 5.1 percent fewer new listings which doesn’t help the inventory problem.

Fewer

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Summer is winding down but we Minnesotans won’t let go of it without leaving claw marks! As we wring out the last weeks of glorious weather you’ll no doubt be looking for ways to get out in it and we have a few ideas for you.

Minnesota State Fair

Going on through Labor Day, the State Fair is one of those events that really requires more than one visit. If you have only one day to spend there, however, visit  the fair’s website and check the calendar of events to ensure you go on a day full of everything you like.

Take a trip through the amazing gardens and visit the art and sculpture tour as you munch on your favorite fair fare.

September music headliners include Patti LaBelle tomorrow night, Lynyrd Skynyrd on Thursday night and Merle

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